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Hannemann campaign co-chairs represent all isle counties

By B.J. Reyes


Former Kauai Mayor Maryanne Kusaka and two-time Na Hoku Hano­hano Award winner Teresa Bright are among five co-chairwomen for Mufi Hannemann's campaign for the Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, the candidate has announced.

The chairwomen represent every county in Hawaii.

The others are Maui County Councilwoman Gladys Baisa; Donna Domingo, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142; and Ann Ebe­suno, former president of the Hawaii Government Employees Association.

"They all have a solid reputation for giving back and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team," Hannemann said in a news release.

The announcement was made at the recent opening of Hannemann's campaign headquarters in Hono­lulu.

"As a former mayor, I know how valuable it is for our leaders to have executive experience and an ability to bring people together," Kusaka said in a news release.

Hannemann, a former Hono­lulu mayor, is running for the seat representing rural Oahu and the neighbor islands.

Among his challengers in the Aug. 11 Demo­cratic primary are City Councilwoman Tulsi Gabbard, former Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chief Advocate Esther Kia­aina and Hilo attorney Bob Marx.

Republican candidates include Hono­lulu small-business consultant Matthew DiGeronimo.

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Jsato wrote:
He asked the voters to "compare and decide" and they did. Enough already. He should stay in the private sector, where there's no shame in being a self-serving bully.
on May 11,2012 | 03:30AM
James_M wrote:
Thanks, Mufi, for delivering this wonderful rail fiasco to the city of Honolulu! Everyone's up in arms about the escalating costs, the $$ spent on PR and for people not having had all the information before it was put to a vote. So I'm just wondering, where have you been? There are plenty of chances for you to speak up about your pet project while you're running for Congress.
on May 11,2012 | 03:45AM
bender wrote:
Notice that Mufi doesn't have rail on his resume. I guess he's trying to distance himself from that failure. But Oahu voters never learn and they'll probably vote for him again.
on May 11,2012 | 06:50AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Doesn't matter. He has a neon sign that says, "I tried to railroad Oahu voters, vote for me" on his forehead.
on May 11,2012 | 08:18AM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
on May 11,2012 | 04:01AM
dhclinton wrote:
is this news ? sounds more like a free commercial for mufi
on May 11,2012 | 06:44AM
bender wrote:
on May 11,2012 | 06:49AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
"As a former mayor, I know how valuable it is for our leaders to have executive experience and an ability to bring people together" The last time Mufi Hannemann brought a bunch of people together, it was to vote against him for Governor.
on May 11,2012 | 06:54AM
Hank13 wrote:
Well said! Hopefully he can bring as many together to vote AGAINST him again. A wolf in wolfs clothing talking like a sheep.
on May 11,2012 | 07:02AM
islandsun wrote:
Unfortunately, the candidates running against him are very weak and Mufi has all the union support.
on May 11,2012 | 08:58AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Mufi will cajole you with his nice voice and might even sing a song or two for you but remember Oahu voters who initially got us into this rail fiasco and who was thumped in the last election as a result. Let us not repeat our mistakes or we'll have no one else to blame but ourselves.
on May 11,2012 | 08:16AM
luvshawaii wrote:
I can't believe people would vote for this man.
on May 11,2012 | 09:37AM
popoki wrote:
I'd rather have these women supporting me than Tulsi's women's group...Mrs. Abercrombie and Ann Kobayashi....
on May 11,2012 | 11:02AM
Hank13 wrote:
The women are great supporters. They're supporting the wrong candidate. I wish they were supporting you instead of mufi.
on May 11,2012 | 01:07PM
false wrote:
And why is this news?
on May 11,2012 | 08:14PM
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